African Art: a prestigious Swiss collection

Milan, Wednesday 14 October 2020


Baulé, central region (Ivory Coast)

Wood with a thick, black coating
H 17 cm

Pulley for weaving.
Here, the Baulé style is that of the great buffalo masks.

Sold € 1.476,00

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- Former private collection (Lugano);


- HOLAS B. “Sculptures ivoiriennes” Paris 1973, pag. 102;

Despite their reduced size, the pulleys are a very commendable collection from an aesthetic point of view. The subjects that inspired the sculptors are elements that reveal the form of traditional, allegorical models, both in terms of human features as well as animal ones. The variety of representations and their technical execution reflects the various groups’ indigenous traditions.


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